Support for Estranged Students

We have a dedicated contact person for estranged* students – Wendy Price. Wendy and her small team work with each student to provide a confidential bespoke support plan to help them achieve their full potential during their time with us. Information about the support we offer can be found on our webpages


Each student will be offered an induction meeting to confirm that they have accommodation, student finance and other support confirmed. We can also let you know if you could be eligible to receive the We Care Scholarship of £2,000 per year. Please contact to find out more or call 0191 515 2216.


* An estranged student is someone who is irreconcilably estranged from both parents and has had no contact at all with both parents for at least 12 months and this is unlikely to change. Usually a student will have been assessed as independent from SFE on the grounds of their estrangement. For more details please see